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steveb0503's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by steveb0503

I'm not convinced it does much good - I have managed to push one friend from increasingly ecclesiastical to still-believing fence-sitter and have another friend that, while he seems to have as many issues with organized religion as I do, still considers himself a "spiritualist"/christian, who apparently wants to believe so badly that as the strength of my arguments increase, so too does his ability to defend holding said beliefs (as Michael Shermer once said: "Smart people sometimes believe weird things because they are good at defending beliefs they have come to for non-smart reasons").

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:53:38 UTC | #950900